Been meaning to jump in this thread for a while.
Friend of mine had managed to get this son (12) interested in walking and exercise with pokemon go. I do a hell of a lot of walking and I've been trying to get my son (7) involved with me to get him away from just sitting on the ipad all day. Pokemon go seemed a great distraction and so we've started playing pokemon go. What I mean by that really is that I know where some of the basic station or gyms or whatever are and he's happy to come on a walk with me providing we stop at the park, stop at the lake to feed the ducks, and visit some pokestops and also catch some pokemon as and when we stop walking for a rest.
So far so good, but he's now asking me questions I can't answer... please can you help me with following:
We have loads of pidgeys etc. I know you can get rid for candy... should I be doing this? How do we decide which one to keep?
Trial and error we put a Mr Mime in a local gym our team (YELLOW!) holds. What is the point of this? Any benefit? Can the pokemon get stronger as a result?
We had to choose a buddy - he loved the crab so our buddy is a crab. Does it really matter which pokemon is your buddy? Whats it all about?
At pokestops we get razzberries or gifts. My boy often throws the fruit before the ball to catch... should he? What are the 'gifts' for?
Incubators... are they multi-use or do they get 'used up'?
How do you make your pokemon stronger other than spending candies on them? Is there another way or not?
Any point in battling?
Any other tips you can give us?
I don't know how long he'll continue wanting to walk with me; but its really got him even enjoying the outdoors; so its been a great benefit already.
Our trainer code is 3675 7786 2888 - Dylan would be delighted if you'd become a friend !